Devan Vellios is an Edward Jones financial advisor in Calabassas. His branch office is located at 26570 Agoura Road Suite 130.
About Edward Jones:
"I entered the financial services industry because I like helping people work toward achieving their long-term financial goals," Devan says. "Building relationships with my clients and in my community is key."
Edward Jones financial advisors meet face-to-face with clients to build strong relationships.
"And we do so by offering excellent client service through our convenient branch locations in the communities where our clients live and work," says Vellios.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
Edward Jones, which ranked No. 11 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2011," is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones interactive Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
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